keats' odes

Keats’ Odes: Dominant Themes and Images in “Ode to a Nightingale”, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and “To Autumn”

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The odes written by John Keats, on the level of superficial reading, may be seen as brilliant rendering of a scene, a season or a mood; the final perfection of English landscape poetry. His urge to establish such a balance is carried out through the trilogy of odes namely “Ode to Nightingale”, “Ode on a […]

Blake's concept of contraries

“Songs of Innocence” and “Songs of Experience”: Blake’s Concept of Contraries

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In his attempt to communicate his essential divine vision, William Blake created a poetic world where images are realized in their individual contexts and the contexts are realized in the unique Imagination of the poet. Blake’s philosophy asserts, more than anything else, the contrariety of systems with regard to human soul and other objects of […]

Kubla Khan's Pleasure Dome

Kubla Khan by Coleridge: A fragment or A Coherent Whole

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“Kubla Khan”, Coleridge’s record of an opium dream, interrupted by a visitor from Porlock, has been taken to be a beautiful but chaotic fragment where images float about confusedly. However, “Kubla Khan”, with its pleasure dome, its sacred river, its panting fountain, its caves of ice and its portrayal of the frenzied poet presents a […]